Last week USDA APHIS issued updates that included multiple cases of High Path Avian Influenza in the Carolinas(waterfowl), which would put them on a path towards Ohio following the migratory waterfowl pathways. Attached is a PDF technical report with a bunch of helpful links embedded to assist your clients who are hunters, backyard poultry keepers, or members of the 4-H community as they prepare for chick season. Biosecurity will be critical to avoid an outbreak this season.
Click here to view, print, or download the PDF —> High Path Avian Influenza Update 01 19 22
Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University is pleased to offer three separate “Poultry Medicine Workshops” to be held in in the general vicinity of the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati metropolitan areas . Each one-day program consists of lecture followed by a wet lab in the afternoon. The program is coordinated by Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar, OSU Poultry Extension Veterinarian, with instructors consisting of various poultry experts. The purpose is to introduce veterinary practitioners in small animal and mixed animal practice to poultry medicine. The goal is to provide veterinarians with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to accept poultry clients. Noncommercial and urban backyard poultry producers are a growing and underserved population that will continue to require more veterinary involvement in the future.
CLICK HERE for link to OSU Veterinary Website with workshop details
Click for download of workshop PDF –> Flyer_Poultry Medicine Workshop 2017-voln01
NEW OPPORTUNITY! OSU YOUTH POULTRY WORKSHOP
An OSU Youth Poultry Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the OSU Columbus campus Animal Sciences Building. A link to the flyer is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page. The cost is $10.00 per person if postmarked by April 10, and $20.00 per person same-day registration. Participants will learn how to evaluate and select birds for meat and eggs, how to quality grade meat carcasses and eggs, basic handling and showmanship techniques, as well as prepare for the Ohio State Fair youth poultry events – judging contest, skillathon, and avian bowl.
CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF APPLICATION AND AGENDA
Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University is pleased to offer three separate “Poultry Medicine Workshops” to be held in the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati metropolitan areas on October 4th, 5th, and 6th. For more information and the agenda CLICK HERE
Debbie Brown, Ph.D, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Shelby County, will be presenting on Small Scale Poultry Production in the Small Farm Center programming track on Tuesday September 20th at 1:30 pm at the 2016 Farm Science Review.
CLICK HERE for more information about the event.
The Hocking County chapter of the Master Gardener Volunteers will be hosting an information booth at Tractor Supply in Logan on Saturday April 16th, weather permitting. We will be available to answer questions about the basics of backyard poultry including nutrition and breed choices as well as talk spring flowers and vegetables. More information will be added so keep an eye out.
The 2016 Pullorum Testing School Schedule has been posted.
Attached is the schedule and registration information for the 2016 pullorum schools. Three schools are held throughout Ohio for people ages 18 and older interested in becoming pullorum testers, or if current testers’ certificates are due to expire
Clickable link for dates/registration/locations/times/requirements —–> 2016 Pullorum School Schedule_Registration
This clinic will be held in Wooster at OARDC, Fisher Auditorium, Saturday, April 2. Registrations are to be postmarked by Monday, March 21. We will be offering Poultry QA training for youth as one of the sessions. Youth completing the training will receive a certificate to take back to their counties. This may count for their QA training if their county permits them to receive that training outside of the county. The flyer is posted on the Poultry Events and Resources pages at www.ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/poultry/
Clickable link for map/overview/topics/registration ——> 2016 Bi State Youth Poultry Clinic